Category: Alumni


Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.


Batouly Camara Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Sports List

December 2, 2020

As a former UConn women’s basketball player, Batouly Camara is no stranger to success. However, the 24-year old graduate is beginning to rack up awards and honors at a staggering pace as well. Camara was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 sports list, which highlights young people who are making a difference in their field. Camara was part of three Final Four teams with the Huskies, but made the list because of her work empowering women around the globe




Jamelle Elliott Returns to UConn, Rediscovers Passion for Coaching

November 16, 2020

Jamelle Elliott figured she was done with coaching. At least for the foreseeable future. She’d spent more than two decades in the industry — first as an assistant with her alma mater UConn (1997-2009) and then as the head coach at Cincinnati (2009-18) — before deciding that, at age 43, it was time to change paths and pursue another passion of hers. Then came an opportunity to get back into basketball.



Julie Wood typing on manual typewriter.

Neag School Alumna Sets Up Planned Gift for Literacy Research

November 11, 2020

Julie M. Wood ’71 (ED), ’72 MA, grateful for the safe haven that UConn gave her during the turbulent 1970s, recently decided to leave a planned gift to UConn to support research in an area close to her heart: children’s literacy. She has set up an endowment that will generate funding every year for a faculty member in the Neag School of Education to conduct research in effective practices to support children’s literacy development.


Neag Alumna Sets Up Planned Gift for Literacy Research

November 11, 2020

Julie M. Wood ’71 (ED), ’72 MA, a renowned educational consultant, decided to leave a planned gift to UConn to support research in an area close to her heart: children’s literacy. She has set up an endowment that will generate funding every year for a faculty member in the Neag School of Education to conduct research in effective practices to support children’s literacy development.